25 year-old Adonis Forbes and his wife were celebrating their wedding anniversary. According to Baton Rouge police spokesman Captain L’Jean McKneely, the couple stopped home to check on the children.
While at home, Forbes found that his handgun had been malfunctioning, while examining the firearm, it accidentally discharged shooting babysitter Murrain Hawkins in the abdomen.
The Police found Hawkins lying on the ground with Forbes attempting to administer aid.
The teenager was taken to the hospital, and was soon pronounced dead, according to the Advocate.
Forbes was arrested and charged with a single count of negligent homicide.
His bail was set at $10,000.
It was unclear whether Hawkins and Forbes are related, McKneely said.